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Old Posted Oct 20, 2008, 1:34 AM
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Smile from my visit

didnt find individual threads for these so I post em in here:

155 North Wacker:
These are from my Cruise 10/8:








and a closer visit 10/12:


353 North Clark:
here is one of 353 from 10/10:



Not sure how this one is called so somebody fill me in:



Enjoy!
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Wow, somehow I hadn't seen this before. Really solid design. It looks like it will look awesome enough to help minimze the presence and butt-ugliness of the chestnut tower directly behind it (forget exact name), which I have always been somewhat repulsed by.


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This was posted on the last page of version 5..

Updated rendering of the taller design...


Updated Stats..
28 stories...360 feet (roof)...370 feet (Mechanical)

48 units ranging size from 2500-3500 square feet each

80 parking spaces, including 7 for the neighboring condo conversion which had spaces on that site in the past before the Jewish group purchased the site with the intent of building the now forever stalled community center.




I am Hydrogen, thanks for taking on the task of updating the boom rundown.
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^^ Streeter Place. Thnaks for th update Andydie!
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October 22, 2008
Developer stung by condo gripes

REAL ESTATE | Has generally good reputation, but Near South Side issues could lead to new laws

DAVID ROEDER droeder@suntimes.com

One of Chicago's most prolific condo developers is facing withering criticism about construction quality in a showcase building on the Near South Side.

Residents of 1841 S. Calumet, a tower marketed as Museum Park Place, charge that Enterprise Cos. cut corners on the project, resulting in water leakage in the roof, walls and basement. They said Enterprise has refused to acknowledge responsibility for the defects and that the condo owners may face special assessments worth thousands of dollars each to pay for repairs.

The uproar threatens to hurt Enterprise's generally good reputation around Chicago. It also could lead to a push for state legislation to give condo buyers more protection from substandard work.

Some of the aggrieved residents took their complaints to the street, picketing in front of Enterprise's condo sales center Saturday. Tim Dempsey, an organizer of the protest, said the condo board has spent $37,000 on legal fees in a failed effort to get Enterprise to address the problems.

Enterprise Chairman Ron Shipka Sr. said he's close to an agreement with the condo board, which he said evidently hasn't been communicated to the building's residents. He agreed that leakage is a problem that his firm must fix.

"Everyone in that building has the right to expect that the skin on the building doesn't leak," he said. "But to jump off the deep end and say we're doing nothing about it, that's just not true."

Dempsey is not on the condo board and said he staged the protest without its involvement. Asked about contact residents have had with Enterprise, he said, "We never get to talk to them except through the lawyers. And it'll take 60 to 90 days to get an answer to a letter."

Formerly a machinist, Dempsey said he now works in sales in the steel industry. He said he regrets moving into the building. "I had a 60-year-old house in the suburbs that was in better shape than this new high-rise," Dempsey said.

Museum Park Place is 23 stories that are easily distinguishable from Lake Shore Drive by the crisscrossing red stripes on the facade. It is part of the huge Central Station complex, which until the crisis in the housing market seemed to breed new skyscrapers. Central Station is under the control of Fogelson Cos. and Forest City Enterprise Inc., but they have sold much of the residential development sites to Enterprise.

Tina Feldstein, president of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, said Enterprise has joined a list of developers who have put up defective units on the Near South Side. Probably the most prominent example is 1717 S. Prairie, a high-rise developed by the former team of Warren Barr and William Warman. The condo board had to impose a $6.5 million special assessment on the owners, costing many of them from $20,000 to $60,000, and it is suing to recover money.

Developers, however, can insulate themselves by starting each project in the name of a new limited liability company. Some buyers have said developers promise unrealistically low monthly assessments, and the truth doesn't come out until a building is handed off to a condo board.

Feldstein said changes in state law are needed. One idea is to compel developers to fund an escrow account to correct defects. Others say there should be a mediation service between condo boards and the builders.
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New 37-story downtown dorm on the works, according to Crains.

Sorry, too lazy to post the article here..
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^ Here it is:

Dorm developer doubles down in East Loop

(Crain’s) — The owner of a new 456-bed dormitory in the East Loop wants to pack another 1,221 students into a planned 37-story high-rise next door.

A joint venture including Chicago-based real estate investment firms L&H Real Estate Group and Brownstone Realty & Development Co. has asked the city to approve a zoning change that would allow the new dorm at 51-67 E. Van Buren St. The tower would connect with the Buckingham, a 27-story former office building immediately to the east that the same developers converted into student housing last year.

The new project is a bold bet that rising enrollments at downtown colleges will continue to spur demand for student housing, despite the darkening economy. Student housing is considered a recession-resistant property sector, driven more by demographics — as the so-called echo boom generation reaches college age — than by economic cycles.

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Catching up,

155 N Wacker
Oct 14


Oct 16




161 W Kinzie








Reminds me of ThunderBirds and Supermarination.


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Oct 16


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Catching up,

Silver Tower
Oct 16


353 N Clark


Oct 13
Really big glass hanger






Filling in on the left


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Going up




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Edgey glass
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Wow, great updates lately guys, really catching me up on some of these projects!
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Filling in on the left
Fantastic pic. Awesome to see Aqua's crane creeping up in the background...
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2008, 3:17 AM
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^ Thanks as always for all of your updates, Harry.

The park looks nice. When I used to visit my friend here, this was all surface parking. Ahhh, change for the better...
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